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Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment | Foot Drop Los Angeles, CA

That Clumsiness Could Be Nerve Related

It may have started as some tingling in your foot. Then there was pain in the same area. Now it seems as if you’ve suddenly become clumsy, catching your foot when you’re simply walking across the room. And you’ve cut the top of your foot and didn’t even notice, as you didn’t feel much of…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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Nerve Transfer Los Angeles CA

Can You Transfer a Nerve?

In February’s blog we covered the signs of nerve damage, which are important to heed, as after 12-18 months nerve damage can become permanent. In March we covered a nerve graft, where a damaged area of a nerve can be bridged with a nerve taken from another area in the body. But what happens if…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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Nerve Replacement Surgery Los Angeles CA

Nerve Grafts

There are three ways to repair a nerve that has been damaged to the degree that it cannot heal itself. In these cases the nerve has a gap, so the signal cannot cross the damaged area. These damaged nerves can be repaired by closing the cut and realigned the nerve bundles, with a nerve transfer,…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019
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Nerve Damage | Los Angeles, CA

How Do You Know You Have Nerve Damage?

You would think it would be easy to know if you have nerve pain and possible nerve damage — things would hurt, right? Well, it’s not always so simple. In this blog, let’s look at the types of nerves and the symptoms of pain and/or damage to those nerves. This isn’t something to trifle with….Read More >>

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2019
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When Your Diabetes Injures Your Nerves

Diabetes affects approximately 18.2 million Americans, but one third of those people (about 5.2 million people) don’t known they have it. As the population continues to gain weight, another 41 million people are classified as pre-diabetic. There is not a cure. Diabetes can affect your body in a variety of ways, everything from chronic fatigue…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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Nerve Damage | Los Angeles, CA

How to Avoid the Triggers of Nerve Pain

The purpose of our nerves and the messages they send to the brain is to prevent injury. That’s why when we begin to roll our ankle in a hole in the yard, and it threatens to break the ankle or tear the ligaments, your body sends a pain sensation to the brain that alerts you…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Bell’s Palsy Los Angeles, CA

Bell’s Palsy

If an injury or trauma occurs to the seventh cranial nerve, the nerve also known as the “facial nerve,” the result can be paralysis of the face. This nerve damage usually only affects one side of the face, causing it to droop or become stiff on that side. Facial paralysis is often called Bell’s palsy….Read More >>

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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Chronic Headaches Los Angeles CA

Relieving Chronic Headaches

Chronic headaches are no fun. They can include migraines, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, posttraumatic headaches, and postoperative headaches. Chronic headaches typically last for at least half of the month for at least three months. Ouch. Dr. Seruya can ease some cases of these headaches by relieving compression on the nerve triggering the pain. What are…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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Nerve Decompression Los Angeles, CA

Taking Pressure Off A Nerve

Some of our nerves are protected by an outer myelin sheath. This sheath acts as an insulator, increasing the speed of nerve impulses to muscles and other destinations. Sometimes a nerve gets compressed by overly tight muscles, fascia, tendon, or bone. This compression causes pain or tingling in the area served by the nerve and…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Los Angeles CA

Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

Because many nerves across the body have to travel through small tunnels, they are prone to compression if the tunnel/passageway somehow becomes narrower. This is true with carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist), cubital tunnel syndrome (elbow), spinal stenosis (vertebrae), and other locations. Although the knee may seem as if it is a larger area than some…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2018
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